VSW: Sacré-Cœur Basilica, Paris


I managed to squeeze in a sketch of the Sacré-Cœur Basilica.  I love this beautiful church, quite different from other churches in Paris.  It was designed by architect Paul Abadie.

I’ve been in search for another great brown ink, my other favorite being DeAtramentis Tobacco.   Diamine Chocolate is just sooooo dark (like a rich dark chocolate.
In Aussie Brown Robert Oster came up with a lovely rich brown that shades nicely;
I can use it at work then take it out for a sketch!

Someone commented that architects keep proportions correct,
so here is my secret — guidelines.
You can see them in the blowup above!
I do a line of site set of lines that help me stack
and line up the little things by placing the big pieces.
I also make my mistakes in pencil — as you can see above.

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About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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